254. Getting in the Company's property
(1) This Section applies in the case of a Company where —
(a) the Company enters administration;
(b) the Company becomes subject to a Deed of Company Arrangement;
(c) an administrative receiver is appointed or (but only for the purposes of subsection (4)) a receiver is appointed;
(d) the Company goes into liquidation; or
(e) a provisional liquidator is appointed.
(2) Where any person has in his possession or control any property, books, papers or records to which the Company appears to be entitled, the Court may, on application by the relevant Office-holder, require that person immediately (or within such period as the Court may direct) to pay, deliver, convey, surrender or transfer the property, books, papers or records to the Office-holder.
(3) If it appears to the Court, on consideration of any evidence obtained pursuant to Section 256 (Inquiry into Company's dealings), that any person is indebted to the Company, the Court may, on the application of the relevant Office-holder, order that person to pay to the Office-holder, at such time and in such manner as the Court may direct, the whole or any part of the amount due, whether in full discharge of the debt or otherwise, as the Court thinks fit.
(4) Where the Office-holder —
(a) seizes or disposes of any property which is not property of the Company; and
(b) at the time of seizure or disposal believes, and has reasonable grounds for believing, that he is entitled (whether in pursuance of an order of the Court or otherwise) to seize or dispose of that property,
the Office-holder is not liable to any person in respect of any loss or damage resulting from the seizure or disposal (except in so far as that loss or damage is caused by the Office-holder's own negligence), and has a lien on the property, or the proceeds of its sale, for such expenses as were incurred in connection with the seizure or disposal.